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Lisa (left) and Risha Parmar are the only members of the Class of 2021 graduating with 5.0 GPAs.

Darling Duo

Parmar twins finish first, second in class rank
Melina Stewart, Reporter May 12, 2021

After working tirelessly for their high school careers to become the best of the best, seniors Risha and Lisa Parmar were the only two Class of 2021 graduates to finish with a 5.0 GPA.  It was Risha...

Rider seniors will be graduationg outside at Memorial again in 2021.

What will Class of 2021’s graduation look like?

Back to Memorial with masks optional
Sandra Le, Reporter May 10, 2021

As the final weeks of the year approach, preparations for summer and graduation are well underway. Considering last year’s ceremony occurred during a pandemic and without any practice, Rider’s 2020...

Kendrick Marks is headed to state in the long jump.

Q/A with state track qualifier Kendrick Marks

Meghan Helton, Copy Editor May 5, 2021

Kendrick Marks had planned on going to the UIL state track meet this year. The Rider junior made his goal a reality when he took the gold medal recently at the Region I-5A Meet in Lubbock. Marks' distance...

Reflecting on this year's prom

Reflecting on this year’s prom

Melina Stewart, Reporter May 5, 2021

The thumping bass coming from the speakers, the decorations gleaming under twinkling lights, the click of the cameras taking photos for lifetime memories. The Enchanted Forest prom was more of a success...

The plans for the new high schools' athletic facilities, located on the East and West side of Wichita Falls, passed with a large majority vote.

$13.5 million WFISD recreational facility bond passes

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief May 4, 2021

The WFISD school bond to construct athletic facilities for the new high schools passed with an overwhelming majority on Saturday. With 3,560 voting in favor of the bond and 1,710 voting against it, the...

Teachers Wildman, Davis and Moses are all new to Rider High School

Mid-year teachers face different challenges

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer April 30, 2021

Rider has three teachers who have to face and overcome the obstacles of coming in the middle of the year. They have all faced the same challenges but also different ones with the transition.  Most...

Q/A with vaccinated Raiders

Q/A with vaccinated Raiders

Sandra Le, Reporter April 23, 2021

As the vaccines continue to roll out, several faculty members and students within the school have received at least one dose. As of April 23, over 20 percent of Wichita County residents have been fully-vaccinated. ...

Tempelmeyer coordinates tests.

Tempelmeyer puts the T in testing

Sidney Lott, Staff Writer April 22, 2021

Pat Tempelmeyer’s job is kind of like solving a jigsaw puzzle. There are lots of different pieces that go into testing. Although Tempelmeyer has been Rider’s test coordinator for the past six years,...

Top 10 movies coming out this summer

Top 10 movies coming out this summer

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Movie theaters were no exception to the effects of COVID, being shut down at least half of 2020. This summer is different than most because two summers’ of blockbusters are being crammed into one. As...

Changes in dual-credit classes

Changes in dual-credit classes

Meghan Helton, Reporter April 15, 2021

Students wanting to take dual-credit courses through Vernon College won’t be able to do so at the Career Education Center any longer.  Both Midwestern State and Vernon College have withdrawn their...

Analise Porras waits with her goat during the Wichita County Junior Livestock Show in January.

FFA: More than just farming

Olivia Davenport, Staff Writer April 8, 2021

Riley Wood has been around animals all of her life. In fact, she said her mother rode horses up until she was nine months pregnant with her.  “I’ve always grown up in the FFA aspects as a kid,”...

Maverick McKown and Bhargavi Chauhan compete during the District 5-5A UIL Academic Meet held March 27 on campus.

Underclassmen lead strong UIL “home-court” showing

Manasvi Reddy, Editor-In-Chief April 5, 2021

This year’s District 5-5A UIL competitors were given a “home-court” advantage for the annual meet. To accommodate COVID-related safety measures, students participated in the competition from their...

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